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Monday, May 21, 2018

Crazy Weather Week

IMG_20180515_133435_478What a crazy week weather-wise. Lots of ups and down in temperatures, a crazy storm and more. Tuesday I had the day off for my orthodontist appointment (was getting the bottom part of my braces put on) and most of the day was actually really nice weather wise. I was done with my appointment around 11.30 and walked to the library to get a few books. Then continued my walk around downtown and decided to have lunch at Pour Me. They have a small patio outside and it was the perfect day for it. Temps were in the 80ies (27C) and it was a great day to sit outside in the shade. Had a delicious salad and some nice strawberry iced tea. After that I walked back and treated myself to an iced caramel macchiato at Barrister's (the coffee shop that opened early in the year) So a really nice afternoon all in all. When I went home I started on some letters. Then around 4.30 is when things went sideways. There were warnings popping up about severe thunderstorms. I didn't think too much of it at the time. Well close to 5 it got really dark and then the sky just opened up. It poured so hard I couldn't see the street, hail, wind, ... All of our windows were rattling and the neighbor's tree next door was bending in all sorts of directions (especially towards our bedroom window) Oh and let's not forget just a few minutes earlier a tornado warning came through on my phone as an emergency alert. It all passed relatively quickly (about 10-15 min.) but holy crap. 

But honestly we were pretty lucky in our area. There was one tree down at the end of our street but all in all nothing bad. Large parts of the city and surrounding towns lost power. So many trees down and such destruction. When I looked at the pictures people were posting the next day. Crazy. Certain neighborhoods looked like war zones. The cleanup is going to take quite a while. They were saying that the destruction was maybe even higher than Hurricane Sandy which did quite a bit of damage in our area some years ago. Anyway, definitely a few crazy days. 

The weather has been very up and down since then. Over the weekend for example on Saturday it was only in the 50ies (10C) with steady rain. Brrr. But Sunday it was humid and in the mid 70ies (24C) Today it is also supposed to be in the 70ies but tomorrow back down to only 60ies (15C) and rain again. Really just very unstable weather. We will see what next weekend brings. It is still a bit too early to tell. We have a holiday weekend next weekend with Memorial Day so 3 days off. Would be nice to have some decent weather on at least one of the days. Originally we had planned to go to some minor league baseball games on that weekend but we will need to see how it pans out with the weather I think. 

This weekend we didn't get to really do anything outside as Saturday was just cold and rainy and miserable. We went to the movies instead and saw "Deadpool". Sunday the weather was nicer but it was very unstable. Sudden downpours, then sunny again, then another downpour a few hours later. Just not very good weather to be planning a longer walk/hike because you never know when it's going to start raining again. We went to Naugatuck to check out a place for brunch (66 Church) which turned out to be pretty decent. We will need to go back again some other time. 

Letter/Mail Update: Letters went out this week to: Celia/MA, Eunice/Malta and Lotte/Denmark. Received letters from/owe replies to: Tiffany/OK. 

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